University of Arkansas at Little Rock Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (6)
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) is a good choice for traditional and non-traditional students alike. The campus offers a lot of diversity and opportunities to learn about other cultures thanks to the fairly large population of students from other countries. While there is campus housing, UALR is also a good option for students choosing to commute. It is in the heart of Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas. It's not a far drive to acquire basic needs or enjoy a good meal at any number of local or chain restaurants. There are several opportunities for outdoor activities nearby if you enjoy hiking, cycling, or running. There are also many campus organizations that offer outlets for different interests - religious affiliation, civic engagement, charity work, and academic fellowship. As a student at UALR you have opportunities to enjoy the arts: campus galleries, music and dance performances from students and professionals, and a community chorus. The cost of attending UALR is lower than other regional schools and there are many opportunities for financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants and work study.
UALR offers affordable degrees, a convenient location in Central Arkansas, and plenty of extracurricular opportunities to learn about the community and world around us. For the most part, I found my professors to be easy to access with questions. My academic adviser was insightful and helped me course a path to finish my degree. The campus is also easily accessible by public transportation, which makes commuting that much easier. The various subcultures around campus also offer opportunities to learn about other viewpoints and expand your understanding of society.
I work full-time and need to take my classes online. I love it that there are so many different degrees to chose from that are can be completed online.
My undergraduate work at UALR was pretty amazing and easy. The English department is thorough and helpful. In my graduate studies, it has been horrible. I am on an ALP at my job in which I have 3 years to obtain my master's degree and the dean of special education at UALR advised me to take 4 classes to finish my degree. (I already have an all but thesis master's degree so I figured she moved classes around to get my certification). I was about to graduate this semester and all of a sudden was told I have 5 more classes to take in 2 semesters! All I got was "it was our fault, sorry, here is a $1200 scholarship to keep your mouth shut". Well, guess what, I can't afford to take 5 more classes since I pay out of pocket for each class. There is less than 8 students in the whole special ed department and 2-3 instructors. I've learned more at my job then at this college. It has been horrible and I may lose my job next semester if I don't come up with the money to pay for my classes left.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an amazing place to go to college with endless opportunities. Loving to work with people and with customer satisfaction led me to choosing to major in Public Relations and Marketing. After doing community service on campus, I was offered a job working with recruitment during the school year and over the summer. I love it and am getting valuable experience in promoting our campus to future students and developing presentations. Not to mention all of my instructors who are approachable and make class a unique and valuable experience each day. My tuition is practically paid for through the Chancellor's Leadership Corps, Freshman Entrance, Arkansas Lottery, and my department and local scholarships I received. UALR has been a perfect fit, close to home, where I've gained my independence and am every day learning life skills for my future career. I love it here.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock provided a quality education. The Business program is phenomenal. The students have such a high chance of graduation because of the hand on treatment this university provide.